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> >It's difficult to understand, given your belief in universal
> >why you're at war with the Church of Scientology.
> They offend me.
> Keith Henson
Thanks. That's the answer I was looking for.
Since you don't believe in free will, there's no rational basis for your
opposition to mind-stealing cults. It's a purely emotional reaction.
You're playing the role of the hero who fights off the vicious predators (in
this case, clams) that prey on his people. Rather than being a meme in
itself, the hero complex determines which memes you accept and which ones
you reject. If it doesn't serve to demonize the enemy, it gets filtered
out. The greater the evil of the enemy, the greater the glory obtained in
fighting it. You need Scientology as much as anti-communists needed the
Soviet Union. The cult and the countercult aren't so much opposites as
mirror images of each other.
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